Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, showrunners for HBO's Westworld, are embarking on a new dystopia with a Fallout TV series, coming soon to Amazon Prime Video.
The news was revealed today on Twitter with a teaser video, followed by more details from the likes of Deadline. Nolan and Joy's company, Kilter Films, will be developing the show for Amazon which has already committed to bringing it to series. In a statement, the dynamic duo shared their excitement.
"Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.”
The series will be co-produced by Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, executives including Todd Howard and James Altman. There's no set date for the series debut just yet, but amid a pandemic, we can likely expect not to see it again for a while.
The Fallout brand has suffered in recent years after the poor reception to Fallout 76, the series' first attempt at multiplayer. With a shared world PvPvE approach a la Rust or Sea of Thieves, the game was lambasted for its numerous bugs, lifeless quests, and overall lack of a hook, according to many players. Since then, the game has been improved with many updates, most recently its major Wastelanders update which introduced human NPCs to the game for the first time.
There's no word yet on a Fallout 5 game, likely because Todd Howard and company are quite busy building both Starfield, its next RPG franchise, as well as The Elder Scrolls 6.